The North Central Working Western Celebration Show is not simply a brand new horse show making its debut appearance at the Simon Arena in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, June 20th through the 23rd, it’s a brand new concept as well! Show manager Sandy Woerle, who conceived and organized this celebration of the Working Western horse, calls it a “Perfect Storm.”
“We don’t have a lot of opportunities to exhibit our Arabian reining and cow horses at local and Regional shows in the Midwest,” Sandy says. “This show is dedicated to the Working Western horse and that’s good news for everyone whose passion is riding reining, working cow and cutting horses. I call it the ‘Perfect Storm’ because the time is right and the interest is there for this event to take off and grow into a premier Midwest horse show.”
In the Midwest it’s normal for the nearest show offering Arabian Working Western classes to be held in Texas or Arizona, and that’s a long trip with horses for someone from Wisconsin or Michigan. For the NRHA Reiners there are more options, the Derby in St Paul and the NRCHA Futurity in the fall, but the NCWW Celebration show is a great addition to their season too.
The NCWW Celebration Show is sanctioned by the AQHA, NRCHA and the AHA. For people showing Arabians and Half-Arabians it is a Region 10 qualifying show. Those showing under the auspices of the NRCHA and AQHA are looking forward to the show’s offerings of a Derby and a Bridle Spectacular with over $7,000 in added prize money in Open, Non-Pro, Non-Pro Limited and Rookie classes. There’s also the White River Ag Products Reining Shoot Out, featuring prize money and a ton of pelleted straw bedding, in addition to specially designed trophy buckles.
Eleanor Hamilton, ARHA President and owner of Eleanor’s Arabians, is sponsoring one of the show’s main competitive events … the Hesa Zee+/ All-Breed Reining Challenge. There are eight divisions in this special $8,000 added event. Hesa Zee+/, leading Arabian Reining Futurity Sire in 2012 and the top siring son of leading all-time Arabian Working Western Sire, Xenophonn, will make a special, personal appearance at the show. All breeds … Quarter horses, Arabians, Half-Arabians and others, will be competing against each other in the Hesa Zee+/ All Breed Open $2,000 added. One-of-a-kind headstalls, complete with show bit and a matching trophy buckle designed by Dale Chavez, will go to the Champion in each of the Hesa Zee+/ Challenge divisions. Another great complement to the show will be The Ultimate Futurity, a futurity/maturity designed to promote the Arabian and Half-Arabian stock horse. A great money program, TUF makes the pay back and prizes as bountiful as possible and prizes include Bob Berg belt buckles, embroidered vests and horse coolers.
In addition to the prizes for each of the cutting, cow horse and reining specialty events there will be awards for All-Around Performance Horse, sponsored by Barker Creek Ranch, and an Arabian/Half-Arabian Versatility Award provided by Firecreek Farwa. Door prizes will be awarded to spectators throughout the show and an Exhibitor’s party hosted by Markel Insurance is scheduled for Friday night. Each morning coffee, juice and Danish will be available for the early-arriving horse show goers. Show amenities will also include live streaming of the show by America’s number one Arabian live streaming company – Arabian Horse Global!
Judges for the show are Tim Stewart of Paso Robles, California, Janette Dublin, San Angelo, Texas and Leo Fourre from Edina, Minnesota. This summer join the fun and excitement at the North Central Working Western Celebration Show, Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, June 20th through the 23rd.
The Ultimate Futurity can be entered separately at CLICK HERE or by contacting Elise Ulmer at (605) 415-2731.